The 2018 Disney California Adventure Food and Wine Festival is ON at Disneyland Resort from March 2 through April 12, 2018!
That’s SIX WEEKS of delicious California-inspired eats and drinks! Once again in 2018, the Festival is offering a daily format (instead of taking place just on the weekends as in years prior). If you’re planning a trip to Disneyland Resort, you won’t want to miss the 2018 Festival!
Click HERE to See PICTURES OF EVERY FOOD ITEM AT THE BOOTHS at our 2018 Disney California Adventure Food and Wine Festival Booth Page!
2018 Disney California Adventure Food and Wine Festival Coverage
Festival Food Booths
For 2018, the DCA Food and Wine Festival features fourteen Festival Marketplaces — aka Food Booths (plus the Festival Beer Garden)! These booths, similar to what you find at the Epcot Food and Wine Festival, offer appetizer-sized portions of dishes as well as cocktails, beer, and wine.
Several new booths are in the mix for 2018, and you can learn about them by visiting our 2018 Disney California Adventure Food and Wine Festival Booths, Menus, and Photos page here.
Be sure to click through to all of the individual pages to see photos and details about every drink and dish!
LA Style is back, and we are excited to see the Korean Barbecue Beef Short Rib Tacos with kimchi slaw again this year!
I Heart Artichokes brought back the Fried Artichoke Carbonara with garlic aioli and smoked bacon, along with the Artichoke Cake Pop!
And we are so happy the Meyer Lemon Macaron is at the Citrus Grove (last year this booth was titled the Lemon Grove)!
2018 Disney California Adventure Food and Wine Festival Special Events
From signature dinners to celebrity chef appearances, there are tons of special, separately-ticketed Special Events to make your visit to the DCA Food and Wine Festival something extra special.
Sweet Sundays has returned for 2018, where guests can learn how to make a sweet dessert with instruction from a celebrity pastry chef!
Other events will include Wine Maker Dinners and Brew Master Dinners. And new experiences made their debut this year, including the Taste of the Festival.
You can find the full schedule of special events at our 2018 Disney California Adventure Food and Wine Festival Special Events page.
The Festival features some of the biggest superstar chefs in the world. Robert Irvine, Shaun O’Neale, and Alex Guarnaschelli are all taking part in the Festival for 2018.
Low Cost Culinary Demonstrations and Wine and Beverage Seminars
Receive step-by-step instructions for a recipe, technique, or working with a specific ingredient from the pros! Local, visiting, and Disneyland Resort chefs present these 30-minute lessons, and guests are able to sample the completed creations. Visit our 2018 Low-Cost Seminar and Demonstrations Page, where you can view the full schedules for this year’s events.
For all events, demonstrations, and seminars, theme park admission plus the additional fee per event is required. Subject to restrictions and change or cancellation without notice. Be sure to visit 2018 Low-Cost Seminar and Demonstrations Page for all the info!
If you have a little chef-in-the-making, you may want to know that Junior Chef is back in 2018.
Chef Goofy himself will lead this interactive experience for kids ages 3 to 11.
Be sure to keep an eye — and ear! — out for special Festival entertainment in Paradise Gardens and Paradise Park.
Be sure to catch the Jammin’ Chefs if you can!
Check out just a couple of the merchandise items for this year’s Festival!
And make your favorite dishes from recipes from both coasts!
Annual Passholders can stop by AP Corner this year for special fun and more! Some of this year’s Passholder Perks include:
- A special photo opportunity with props and Disney PhotoPass photographers
- Character Greetings and photo opportunities from 2:00PM to 5:00PM, and 5:30PM to 8:00PM daily
- Special Food & Wine Festival items available for purchase
- A complimentary collectible art button—limit one per Passholder for event duration, while supplies last
Device charging station
The AP Corner is located in the Hollywood Backlot, outside Stage 17.
Annual Passholders can also purchase a Sip and Savor lanyard that includes coupons for select food and beverages and the Festival.
Each Sip and Savor Pass is $45, and consists of a commemorative 2018 Disney California Adventure Food & Wine Festival lanyard and 8 coupons, redeemable for select food and beverage offerings (excluding alcohol and souvenir items) at the following festival marketplaces:
- Nuts About Cheese
- I Heart Artichokes
- California Craft Brews
- Peppers Cali-Ente
- Strawberry Patch
- Avocado Time
- Eat Your Greens
- Citrus Grove
- Off the Cob
- Garlic Kissed
Passholders can also receive a special AP button at a marketplace location with each Sip and Savor Pass redemption. Each participating marketplace offers one unique button color scheme, with 12 total designs available. Buttons are available only with redemption of a Sip and Savor Pass coupon and are not available for purchase separately.
The Sip & Savor Pass is available for sale at Studio Store, Festival Gifts at Stage 17, Kingswell Camera Shop, and at Festival Merchandise Carts.